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    UNIX and Windows Accounts in Zimbra LDAP and Zimbra Admin UI - Zimbra :: Wiki

    Using the above guide, is it possible to have two samba shares from two different linux boxes authenticate off of the zimbra ldap?

    For example, box 1 is a general fileserver with 4tb of storage space and box 2 is for our production department only and has 16tb of storage. I'd like to give access to the fileserver to everyone, while limiting access to production to the production dept. I read the guide briefly and thought I'd ask before getting to far into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanschwartz View Post
    UNIX and Windows Accounts in Zimbra LDAP and Zimbra Admin UI - Zimbra :: Wiki

    Using the above guide, is it possible to have two samba shares from two different linux boxes authenticate off of the zimbra ldap?

    For example, box 1 is a general fileserver with 4tb of storage space and box 2 is for our production department only and has 16tb of storage. I'd like to give access to the fileserver to everyone, while limiting access to production to the production dept. I read the guide briefly and thought I'd ask before getting to far into it.

    Anybody?

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    As long as both samba shares are in the same workgroup/domain, then yes. We have one of our smaller offices running with a Zimbra domain controller

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hivos View Post
    As long as both samba shares are in the same workgroup/domain, then yes. We have one of our smaller offices running with a Zimbra domain controller
    Do you mind expanding on that a bit? Do I need to make them the same domain as the ZCS server?

    For example... Our mail server is mail.example.com.

    Should I make the 2 file servers: filehost.example.com and production.example.com?

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    You may be confusing hostnames and NetBIOS names (don't blame me, blame Microsoft). Within a samba / windows domain, normally NetBIOS is used for name resolution. A servers' "real" hostname may be something completely different, though this does depend on your smb.conf.

    To keep a long story short: use the wiki-page from your topicstart to setup a test-environment with 1 zimbra server and 1 samba server (Primary Domain Controller). After that you can easily add a second Samba server to your domain (Domain Member Server or Backup Domain Controller).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hivos View Post
    You may be confusing hostnames and NetBIOS names (don't blame me, blame Microsoft). Within a samba / windows domain, normally NetBIOS is used for name resolution. A servers' "real" hostname may be something completely different, though this does depend on your smb.conf.

    To keep a long story short: use the wiki-page from your topicstart to setup a test-environment with 1 zimbra server and 1 samba server (Primary Domain Controller). After that you can easily add a second Samba server to your domain (Domain Member Server or Backup Domain Controller).
    Hivos. I got everything setup and tested. All of my groups and everything work. I will soon be adding Windows PCs to our domain and perhaps using openvpn with its auth-ldap plugin to authenticate zimbra users to our VPN and doing away with our Windows server altogether.

    One thing I did notice was that if I put someone in a group and they mounted an SMB share, say //server/production and then I removed them from the group, they could still access and browse the folder. Is this normal behavior? Should it remove their rights immediately?

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